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Comm Check

Author : Michael Cabbage
ISBN : 0743266986
Genre : Transportation
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On February 1, 2003, the unthinkable happened. The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated 37 miles above Texas, seven brave astronauts were killed and America's space program, always an eyeblink from disaster, suffered its second catastrophic in-flight failure. Unlike the Challenger disaster 17 years earlier, Columbia's destruction left the nation one failure away from the potential abandonment of human space exploration. Media coverage in the immediate aftermath focused on the possible cause of the disaster, and on the nation's grief. But the full human story, and the shocking details of NASA's crucial mistakes, have never been told -- until now. Based on dozens of exclusive interviews, never-before-published documents and recordings of key meetings obtained by the authors, Comm Check takes the reader inside the conference rooms and offices where NASA's best and brightest managed the nation's multi-billion-dollar shuttle program -- and where they failed to recognize the signs of an impending disaster. It is the story of a space program pushed to the brink of failure by relentless political pressure, shrinking budgets and flawed decision making. The independent investigation into the disaster uncovered why Columbia broke apart in the sky above Texas. Comm Check brings that story to life with the human drama behind the tragedy. Michael Cabbage and William Harwood, two of America's most respected space journalists, are veterans of all but a handful of NASA's 113 shuttle missions. Tapping a network of sources and bringing a combined three decades of experience to bear, the authors provide a rare glimpse into NASA's inner circles, chronicling the agency's most devastating failure and the challenges that face NASA as it struggles to return America to space.

Code Of Federal Regulations

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ISBN : OSU:32437121306498
Genre : Administrative law
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Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.

Oasis

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The Ordinary Spaceman

Author : Clayton C. Anderson
ISBN : 9780803277335
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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What’s it like to travel at more than 850 MPH, riding in a supersonic T-38 twin turbojet engine airplane? What happens when the space station toilet breaks? How do astronauts “take out the trash” on a spacewalk, tightly encapsulated in a space suit with just a few layers of fabric and Kevlar between them and the unforgiving vacuum of outer space? The Ordinary Spaceman puts you in the flight suit of U.S. astronaut Clayton C. Anderson and takes you on the journey of this small-town boy from Nebraska who spent 167 days living and working on the International Space Station, including more than forty hours of space walks. Having applied to NASA fifteen times over fifteen years to become an astronaut before his ultimate selection, Anderson offers a unique perspective on his life as a veteran space flier, one characterized by humility and perseverance. From the application process to launch aboard the space shuttle Atlantis, from serving as a family escort for the ill-fated Columbia crew in 2003 to his own daily struggles—family separation, competitive battles to win coveted flight assignments, the stress of a highly visible job, and the ever-present risk of having to make the ultimate sacrifice—Anderson shares the full range of his experiences. With a mix of levity and gravitas, Anderson gives an authentic view of the highs and the lows, the triumphs and the tragedies of life as a NASA astronaut.

Riding The Giant Catfish

Author : Robert L. Wilson
ISBN : 9781465322074
Genre : Fiction
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The story of survival of a huge, mega-earthquake in the Los Angeles area involves one family and how they are able to prepare and cope with a myriad of problems and challenges. The tale involves many ethical and moral dilemmas, which arise throughout the entire story. Also included are the numerous recommendations and suggestions of how to prepare for the worst case scenarios, far more deadly than those depicted by the various governmental agencies responsible for the ultimate rescue of the civilian victims. The maxim is basically to anticipate the largest degree of catastrophe possible, prepare for same and, if conditions are less then predicted, survival will be accomplished more easily. The fictional content is sprinkled, generously, with ideas, thoughts and suggestions as to how to effectively deal with a tremendous natural disaster. Remember, its not if this will happen, its only a matter of when.

Exo

Author : Steven Gould
ISBN : 9781466828483
Genre : Fiction
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Award-winning author, Steven Gould, returns to the world of his classic novel Jumper in Exo, the sequel to Impulse, blending the drama of high school with world shattering consequences. Cent can teleport. So can her parents, but they are the only people in the world who can. This is not as great as you might think it would be—sure, you can go shopping in Japan and then have tea in London, but it's hard to keep a secret like that. And there are people, dangerous people, who work for governments and have guns, who want to make you do just this one thing for them. And when you're a teenage girl things get even more complicated. High school. Boys. Global climate change, refugees, and genocide. Orbital mechanics. But Cent isn't easily daunted, and neither are Davy and Millie, her parents. She's going to make some changes in the world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Maintenance Engineering Handbook

Author : Lester Coridon Morrow
ISBN : WISC:89046320834
Genre : Plant maintenance
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Traitors In Waiting

Author : David A. Gatwood
ISBN : 9781940809076
Genre : Fiction
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In a time of interstellar war between the Terran Alliance and the Colonial Earth Alliance, against a backdrop of nonstop terrorist attacks against Earth-allied and CEA-allied colonies, a team of young soldiers enters a secret facility that unlocks itself only once every twenty-eight years. But when they get inside, they find more than they bargained for. From schizophrenic computers to mechlizards, from sociopathic terrorists to a device that can stop time itself, this book spins a tale of adventure, intrigue, and even horror, peppered with laughs. “Sic Kend’hara i’michlus’t vi yu grecht. Sic Kend’erus vi vey inacht. Frecas sol vey grecht. Oc’flieme, sepra, fliecht ste’gats frecasse. Ic nule vey carus. Ic Kend’hara fi erust.” “With open arms for to welcome, we greet you. With arms closed, we lay ourselves down. Only darkness greets us. One light, distant, shining upon darkness’ gate. And nothingness surrounds us. And open arms forever close.” —final transmission of the starship Kend’hara, Terran year 2360 A.D. This novel is the first in a trilogy of parallel plots that tell the story of the end of the war between the Terran Alliance and the Colonial Earth Alliance. It tells the story from the perspective of the victors. The second novel, Enemies from Within, is a somewhat darker story that describes the same time period from the perspective of the colonists, and tells how things got so bad in the first place. The third novel peels away another layer of the onion.

Sugarbeet Research And Extension Reports

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ISBN : MINN:31951P01028912C
Genre : Sugar beet
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The Ecolitan Enigma

Author : L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
ISBN : 9781429978149
Genre : Fiction
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L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s science fiction novels have been pleasing readers for nearly two decades. Among his earlier novels were three books set in the future universe of the Ecolitan Institute. Now Modesitt returns to that world to tell another story of cultural conflict and interstellar diplomacy. The Ecolitan Enigma is sure to thrill his old fans and win new ones. Nathaniel Firstborn Whaler is an Ecolitan, both a professor at the Institute and a field agent with extraordinary powers. Sent to a backwater colony planet nominally to determine its economic viability, Whaler evades assassin's bullets only steps from the spaceport. He soon uncovers evidence that the planet will become the flashpoint for interstellar conflict between two empires, with each prepared to blame the Ecolitan Institute should war break out. Whaler must do everything in his power to stop what might become the worst disaster in human history. And Nathaniel whaler just may have more power than any man in the galaxy. A shocking novel of what could happen if the fanatical defense of the environment crossed the line into deadly terror. When environmental consultant Jack McDarvid's boss is killed in a shootout near the Capitol, McDarvid becomes enmeshed in a diabolical plot behind the scenes of the environmental movement. "This highly charged novel contains all the ingredients of a political thriller."--Library Journal Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. The Saga of Recluce The Imager Portfolio The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter The Forever Hero Timegod's World Other Books The Green Progression Hammer of Darkness The Parafaith War Adiamante Gravity Dreams The Octagonal Raven Archform: Beauty The Ethos Effect Flash The Eternity Artifact The Elysium Commission Viewpoints Critical Haze Empress of Eternity The One-Eyed Man Solar Express At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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